With over 18 years of working in Sky Sports News, Natalie Sawyer has developed a strong relationship with her audience. This, in addition to her onscreen energy and dynamism, has radically become the unique thing about her career. Her qualities are not just for entertainment, but to communicate, attract, and serve as a model for others. There are more than a handful of things that people have shown interest in knowing about this Natalie, so, let’s learn more about her, shall we?
Who Is Natalie Sawyer?
Natalie Sawyer was born on 23rd October 1979 in Ealing, England. She is an English Television and Podcast Presenter born to a middle-class family of an English dad and a Bulgarian mom. Growing up, she had a keen interest in dancing and speaking. She studied at Chiswick community school. During her stay at Chiswick, she developed different interpersonal skills like speaking and creative writing. Also, Natalie was a part of the school cheerleading team and subsequently, participated in different speaking shows and stage acts.
After graduating from high school, she decided to study mass communication at Leeds Trinity University with the scholarship she was given. Eventually, she graduated from the university with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication & Media and History. Currently, she works for The Times as a TV host for The Game (Podcast): World Cup Daily.
Interesting Facts To Know About Sawyer
There are some captivating facts about Lady Sawyer’s personal and professional life. Let’s explore them.
1. Marriage, son, and divorce
Natalie Sawyer is the former wife of Sam Matterface, the couple met initially in Sky Sports. Sam Matterface was a co-presenter at Sky Sports News. They both hosted shows together before they eventually started a romantic relationship. They later got engaged and married in 2009. Sam Matterface was suffering from testicular cancer and this spurred their doubts over having a child together. However, luck shined on them as Sam was successfully treated and they both had a son called Sawyer Matterface in 2012. Tragically, they got divorced in 2014 and never disclosed their reasons publicly.
After her split with her first husband, she commenced a romantic relationship with Jonathan Douglas, an Irish footballer who spent four years playing at her favorite club, Brentford, before moving to Suffolk in 2018. They have been disclosed as just dating each other.
2. She’s a big fan of football
Did you know that Natalie Sawyer is a life long football fan? Yeah, she is. She has been a big and ardent fan of Brentford football club since she was five years old. She is currently one of the club’s community sports trust ambassadors. To mark the International Women’s Day, she inspired girls at Orleans Park Academy to not give up their pursuit of a career in the sport.
She once publicly said that football was her first love and one of the reasons she joined Sky Sports News. In 2012, she was featured in one of Brentford FC advertising campaign where her image was used in promoting the sale of Brentford tickets.
3. History with Sky Sports News
Natalie Sawyer was once a host for the UK based channel, Sky Sports News. When she joined the platform, her job included preparing and serving tea and coffee, picking up scripts, and accompanying guests to the studio. Soon, she began working on news tickets, then finally as a TV presenter for the channel’s Transfer Deadline Day. Her job at this point was covering reports regarding updates during the “Transfer Window”.
After hosting the show with Jim White for like a decade, she became the unique face of Transfer Deadline Day where she hosted shows with her unique sunny bright yellow dress which she wore as a trademark to suit the Sky Sports News sticker.
After her last show in March 2018, she left Sky Sports as her contract with the company was not renewed. According to Sky Sports News, it was as a result of the fact that Natalie wanted to explore other opportunities and they couldn’t meet her demands.
4. What’s Her Net Worth?
People have always shown interest in knowing the extent of the wealth that celebrities have accumulated from their respective careers, the case is not different for Natalie Sawyer.
Following her work as a presenter and journalist, she has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.
5. talkSPORT Reunited Natalie Sawyer and Jim White
For those who were devastated when it emerged that Natalie and Jim are done hosting the Transfer Deadline Day together, talkSPORT has fixed the mess as the two will be for the outlet.